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07:44 AM ET 09.22 | Andy Reid's flip-flop, audible, reverse raised eyebrows. This thing is beyond bizarre in so many ways. Not long ago, the Eagles traded the face of the franchise for more than a decade to a division rival. Donovan McNabb's time here was up, we were told, because after serving as apprentice for three years, Kevin Kolb's time had begun. During the off-season and training camp, the Birds chirped about how confident and comfortable they were with Kolb. He was hailed as accurate and as a leader, a man who possessed all the qualities they were looking for at quarterback -- for today and tomorrow. Now they believe something else.

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Andy Reid, AP Andy Reid, AP
September 22, 2010  07:45 AM ET

Sure are...it's the end for them

September 22, 2010  07:47 AM ET

Welcome to the dysfunctional NFC East.

September 22, 2010  07:48 AM ET

Going with Vick is just playing the hot hand, and that's smart. The only problem is that Reid was too vocal and definite in promoting Kolb as the man in Philly. He should have just told the truth: that he'll play the guy who gives them the best chance to win. Of course, that implies that a new HC is in order, but that's another story.

September 22, 2010  07:48 AM ET

For most teams, a bad season can cost the coach his job. So just like a like of companies CEOs, they look at the short term and not the long term. The Vikings with Favre are another example of this win now philosophy. Teams that develop the younger long term QBs, have a better chance at sustained good teams.

September 22, 2010  08:07 AM ET

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. They broke this rule by trading McNabb. Now, they have a chance at redemption by keeping Vick in the game as the starter. Of course, he only beat the Lions, so that's not much of a test, but I don't see any rush to get Kolb back in the game.

Vick has proven over the last 2 weeks that he can move the team. Kolb has not proven anything. Right now, it should be Vick's position to lose.

September 22, 2010  08:08 AM ET

If they're not in dis-array, then they're in dat-array.

September 22, 2010  08:08 AM ET

Wouldn't be a season in Philly without their stomachs tied up in a knot...

As far as being in "disarray", I have another team in mind...

September 22, 2010  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If they're not in dis-array, then they're in dat-array.

Or maybe da-other-array.

If Vick can come in, sit on the bench for a year, and then execute the offense better than Kolb can after three years of exposure to it, more power to him. Play the man. Kolb can take the opportunity to "develop" some more.

September 22, 2010  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Wouldn't be a season in Philly without their stomachs tied up in a knot... As far as being in "disarray", I have another team in mind...

Seriously Otis...seriously!!!

September 22, 2010  08:12 AM ET

Hey a pic of him that doesn't make him look like a fat pig!

September 22, 2010  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Hey a pic of him that doesn't make him look like a fat pig!

Just a pig.

September 22, 2010  08:15 AM ET

Caption: I thought we agreed there would be jelly donuts at the podium.

September 22, 2010  08:22 AM ET
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Just like last year when the Titans owner stepped in for Vince Young, the decision the start Vick probably came from the top.

Or maybe from the bottom? I could see the locker room sentiment being to keep Vick in there.

September 22, 2010  08:27 AM ET

Vick should have been the starter to begin with. They were probably worried what the press and the animal rights people would say.

September 22, 2010  08:28 AM ET

Vick's back in the NFL?

September 22, 2010  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Or maybe from the bottom? I could see the locker room sentiment being to keep Vick in there.

could be the spike in redzone attempts....

September 22, 2010  08:34 AM ET

Now they are back to square one for their future qb.

September 22, 2010  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Welcome to the dysfunctional NFC East.

You got it....

September 22, 2010  08:37 AM ET

Come on now,....the Cowboys will snap out of it

 
September 22, 2010  08:37 AM ET

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